Waste Summit Agenda

Waste Expo Australia presents Waste Summit, the largest free-to-attend waste management conference in Australia. This educational component will be led by the industry’s experts, giving industry professionals the opportunity to share knowledge on a range of topics including innovation, technology, regulation and new industry developments.

The 2018 edition of Waste Summit will focus on 4 key segments which will deliver a focused audience and will form the basis of the Waste Summit Conference Program; Resource Recovery, Waste to Energy, Landfill & Transfer Stations and Collections

Waste Expo Australia co-locates with All-Energy Australia to form Australian Sustainability Week.

Wednesday 3rd October

City of Melbourne Welcome
Councillor Arron Wood, Deputy Lord Mayor


Opening Welcome
The Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Government of Victoria


Panel Discussion- Government and policy initiatives driving the waste management industry
Chair: Mike Ritchie, Managing Director,  MRA Consulting Group

Ian Campbell-Fraser , Director, Economics, Governance and Waste, Climate Change Division  , Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Tiana Nairn, Waste Reform Policy Program Manager, Environment Protection Authority, SA
Jim Appleby, General Sales Manager- Reconomy, Transport and Infrastructure, Downer Group
Peter Tamblyn, Sales and Marketing Manager, Asia Pacific, Close the Loop




Case Study: Overarching infrastructure planning initiatives in Toowoomba- the connection between landfill sites, transfer stations and site rehabilitation
Troy Uren, Manager Waste Services, Toowoomba Regional Council


Waste management site transformation best practice
Meldina Klehic, Regional Manager, Cleanaway


Panel Discussion and Q&A- Innovation and excellence in landfill management through technology and operational approaches.

Daniel Fyfe, Divisional Landfill  & Development Manager, Hanson and Director, Australian Landfill Owners Association (ALOA)
Troy Uren, Acting General Manager- Water and Waste Services, Toowoomba Regional Council
Matt Greskie, Dulverton Waste Management
Meldina Klehic,Regional Manager, Cleanaway




Have we finally reached the Waste to Energy (WtE) tipping point?
David Cocks, Victoria & Tasmania Manager, MRA Consulting Group
Mike Ritchie, Managing Director, MRA Consulting Group

2.00pm City of Melbourne Workshop
The Future of Waste Collection
RSVP is required



Financing consideration in waste to energy projects
Henry Anning, Bioenergy Lead, CEFC


Waste to Energy from an overseas and local context
Dr Marc Stammbach, Managing Director, Hitachi Zosen Inova Australia Pty Ltd


Case Study- Kwinana Waste to Energy Project
Anthony Douglas, Project Engineer, Phoenix Energy Australia Pty Ltd


Waste to energy in a circular economy

CHAIR: Kurt Palmer, STEINERT Australia
Barry Sullivan, Sector, Development Manager, Downer
Mike Haywood, Mike Haywood’s Sustainable Resource Solutions
Christopher Lane, Sustainability Victoria
Dr Darren Perrin, Associate Director- Resource Efficiency & Waste Management, Ricardo




Thursday 4th October

A national roadmap for a circular economy – Key updates
Alex Serpo, Policy Officer, National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC)


Collaborating for Waste – How we move forward
Clete Elms, General Manager, Solid Waste Services Victoria/Tasmania, Cleanaway


Panel Discussion: Improving the recyclability of packaging and the how the customer will relate and dispose of packaging through the new packaging Recycling Label Program tool
Brooke Donnelly, CEO, Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation
Peter Brisbane, APCO Government Partnership Manager
Paul Klymenko, CEO, Planet Ark
Representative, APCO 2018 Awards Winner
Fiona Baxter, Brand manager Responsible Sourcing, Coles




CDS and China's National Sword
Mike Ritchie, Managing Director,  MRA Consulting Group


Panel Discussion: National and Victorian e-waste initiatives and policies and new advanced technologies
Chair: Warren Overton, CEO, Australia and New Zealand Recycling Plaform (ANZRP)
Michael Dudley, Project Advisor - Product Stewardship, Sustainability Victoria
Veena Sahajwalla, Laureate Professor, Director of Sustainable Materials Research and Technology, (SMaRT@UNSW) at UNSW Australia
Jonathan Fisher, National Sales Manager -Technical and Environmental Services, Toxfree Solutions Ltd.
Dr. Will Barker, Founder and CEO, Mint Innovation


Success stories of a circular economy abroad and how these can be applied in the Australian Context
Helen Millicer, One Planet Consulting


Maximising the recycling and recovery of kerbside collected hard waste and dry commercial waste
Michael Strickland, Project Manager with KTS Recycling and WM Waste Management Services


Organics and food recycling updates
Michael Wood, Victorian State Director, Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA)

COLLECTIONS- brought to you by Orion & CSE Crosscom

Orion Network and CSE Crosscom Welcome
James Holmes, Branch Manager, CSE Crosscom


Collection best practices from a contractors point of view
Daniel Tartak, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bingo Industries


Council Best Practice and Innovation : Collection best practices and key innovations from city councils across Australia 

3.20pm  FOGO trial results by City of Warrnambool
Glenn Reddick, Manager, City Amenity, Warrnambool City Council

3:50pm Commercial business organic food waste collection
Clint Aitken, Waste Management Officer – Commercial, City of Perth


Increasing food content in FOGO bins
– Why food content in general waste remains high and how to increase diversion
Isabel Axiö, Environmental Manager, Just Waste Consulting

"Thank you to all of our supporters": ANZRP, AORA, Bingo, City of Melbourne, Cleanaway, Closed Loop, CSE Crosscom, Environconcepts, NWRIC, Orion, Solo Resource Recovery, Superior Pack, Victorian Waste Management Association, Wasterlogic logos

Opening Times
Wed 3 Oct Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm
Thur 4 Oct Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm

Registration opens 8.00am

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